JPMorgan & Brookings Launch the Exchange Network and 2 Other Dow Movers to Watch

JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE:JPM): Current price $57.18

On Thursday, JPMorgan Chase and the Brookings Institution are launching the Exchange, which is a new network of 20 pioneering metropolitan areas committed to growing global trade and economic competitiveness. The program forms part of the Global Cities Initiative, which supplies metropolitan leaders with the information, policy ideas, and world connections they require to reinforce their regions’ positions in the global economy. Brookings chose the metropolitan areas to join the network following an extensive application process, which examined the regions’ readiness, capability, and commitment to pursue the Exchange’s goals.

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Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE:CAT): Current price $82.07

Caterpillar shares slid by 1.2 percent Wednesday to close at $82.68, as it reported a 12 percent fall in world retail sales for the three months ending in October. The decline nearly equaled the year’s lowest drop of 13 percent that was posted in February. All told, the construction and mining equipment giant reported its eleventh straight month of sales decline, which occurred across all regions.

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E.I. DuPont de Nemours & Co. (NYSE:DD): Current price $61.39

DuPont said that it will divest its glass-laminating and vinyls arm to Japan’s Kuraray Co Ltd at a price of $543 million, as part of its strategy to shift its concentration to agriculture, alternative energy and specialty materials. The DuPont business manufactures resins used in windshields and industrial products, and will give the synthetic fiber maker Kuraray access to inexpensive American natural gas, a crucial raw material, according to an analyst. The sale of the business should close in the first half of next year.

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